Debate on the Lack of Democracy within Political Societies

Al Bakar

On 7 may 2009, the National Democratic Assembly organized a debate regarding democracy within political societies and its link to promoting the reform project. The President of the Society, Abdulrahman Al Bakar, stressed the need of the Bahrain democratic experience to bypass the lack of democracy phenomena inside most political parties and civil society organizations. He also called for strengthening the tradition of dialogue, accountability and internal democracy and elections. The participants mentioned that political societies should keep away from sectarianism and from completely close its doors for all citizens, as focusing on sectarianism hinders democracy.